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Week15-Classmate Interview-Tyler Muronaka

This past week I had the pleasure in meeting Tyler Muronaka. Tyler is currently attending his freshman year at The Beach. We both are declared film students here at CSULB. Tyler and I both commute to school everyday, but he only has to deal with a 20minute commute.

Along with school work, Tyler has a job at Aloha Pizza in Gardena. Occasionally, he brings home a tasty slice for his three year old sister at home. He also enjoys spending time with his pet dog.

On his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing basketball at the rec center. His favorite form of art is drawing and working with ceramics. Check out is page @ tylermuronaka.wordpress.com.

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Week15-Artist Interview- Hyerikiam Kim

This past week I had the pleasure in viewing the artwork of Hyerikiam Kim. Hyrikiam is currently attending her last semester at The Beach. She spends her time expressing her creativity in jewelry design. After graduation she wants to study Gemology over at UC San Diego. She explains the University’s good reputation for that specific study. Her dream is to become a gem stone technician for jewelry shops or stone companies.

Hyrikiam is from South Korea. She moved to America while she was in high school. She has not yet decided to permanently stay in the US. He explained that her career path will determine living location.

My favorite piece designed by Hyrikiam was her silver Tea crusher. I like the metallic look and the fancy design on the outer layer.

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Week14-Classmate Interview- Tyler Muronaka

This past week I had the pleasure in meeting Tyler Muronaka. Tyler is currently attending his freshman year at The Beach. We both are declared film students here at CSULB. Tyler and I both commute to school everyday, but he only has to deal with a 20minute commute.

Along with school work, Tyler has a job at Aloha Pizza in Gardena. Occasionally, he brings home a tasty slice for his three year old sister at home. He also enjoys spending time with his pet dog.

On his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing basketball at the rec center. His favorite form of art is drawing and working with ceramics. Check out is page @ tylermuronaka.wordpress.com.

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Week 13- Artist Interview- Brittnee Forline

This past week I enjoyed examining the art work of Brittnee Forline. Her artwork is crafting jewelry. In her galleries she had a fantastic display of beautiful artistic jewelry. As we spoke I could not help but ask about her inspiration for her work, and she explained that most of it came from fantast stories and video games such as Legends of Zelda and Lord of the Rings.

My favorite piece was a necklace of a pouch containing arrows for the archer. She told me that it is inspired from the character Zelda.

Brittnee is currently attending her last semester at CSULB. She will be earning a BFA emphasizing in metal works. Her favorite metal to work with is silver because of the color and the ability to wear it around without causing any skin problems.

Brittnee also explained the interesting process of jewelry making. She told me that wax molds are made and that will be used as a cast. After its done they melt out the wax and poor in the rich stuff to make the jewelry.

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Week 13-Classmate Interview-Diana Garcie

This past week I had the pleasure in meeting Diana Garcia. Diana is currently attending her freshman year at CSULB and she had taken an interest in pre-psychology. She has not yet decided what she wants to pursue with her degree after she graduates.

Diana’a favorite hobbies is reading, listening to music, watching movies, drawing, and visiting Barnes & Noble. Her favorite reading list includes the Harry Potter series, The 5 people You Meet in Heaven, and Casual Vacancy. For music, we both commonly enjoy listening to The Beatles and Nirvana. She also enjoys watching the Harry Potter films as well as Disney movies.

Diana’s past experience in art is Art Class in high school. Her favorite art is sketching .

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Week 12- Art Project Feedback

3 of my favorite activities:

My favorite activity was Week 4 Sulpture: This art project definitely introduced a new hobby in my life. The idea is so simple and the process is fun and exciting. My favorite part of this project is sitting by the beach and waiting for the mold to harden. Digging it out delicately makes me feel like an archeologist.

Another project that a thoroughly enjoyed was Week 7 Painting: This project gave me another excuse to visit the beach and tag legally at Venice Beach. As a kid I always watched artists tag the wall and I never thought I would be brave enough to step forward and tag my own art on the wall.

Week 10 Photography was also a fun one: I found myself spending lots of time thinking about how my death should look like. Even though I had to limit my creativity because I had to take the photo myself, I still had lots of fun planning the piece. It was also a very interesting concept to think about.

However, I did not enjoy Week 3 Arts Funding: I am not a huge fan of asking people for funding, so coming up with an idea that I am willing to except donations for became difficult. Also, we had to make a video and that process was difficult for me because I didn’t want to publish a video on youtube to create a link for my video. I wish there was a simpler way to upload videos on blogs.

I also did not enjoy week 8 eportfolio: I understand that we have to get ready our careers, as we venture off to the world of business, but a non-art, art project is pretty boring. I enjoy unique activities more that contemplating my future goals.

Week 9 Vlogging: The vlogging was another complicated/boring one. I still could not get past the youtube or vemo streaming, so unfortunately I ended up not completing the assignment. I just wish that I could create and upload videos with no technical complications.

I really enjoyed this class overall. It is nice to sit back and relax in the dark room during Tuesdays. I enjoy watching the loud video presentations that are shown during class time. Especially the videos of artists as they talk about their art projects and passion for them. Thursdays are also very fun. It is great to have to opportunity to meet and talk to many of my classmate. I don’t expect to have as many conversations with students in my other courses. But this activity helps me in approaching students with ease. Talking to artists on Thursdays are also very interesting. I like giving my feedback to the artists and having a conversation about it. Many of the artists were able to relate to my feedback.

I don’t have much advise to make this class any better. But I do have one suggestion, I think it would be beneficial if we are taught some fundamental techniques for the various art projects that we have to do. Some of us, including myself have limited skillful art techniques. I think some tips would greatly benefit the quality of work that we turn in.

week 12-I Teach You- Puppy Pictures

I am excited to talk about the fundamentals of puppy photography. The key in capturing the perfect photo is to focus on capturing the innocence of the puppy. No matter how naughty they may appear in the photo, their child like appearance should be enough to melt the hearts of the viewer.

Not all photos have to be mischievous. I personally enjoy taking pictures of my puppy at times when he finds comfort. I like to lay down in his habitat underneath our dinner table to find him at peace.

Black and White photo’s are an excellent option for puppy pictures. The true nature of their soul is delicately shown with the effect of a grey photo. In the photo that I present is in color so I can show the contrast of colors between the rich brown color of the table legs and the dark black color of my dog’s coat. I prefer to take pictures of him when his eyes are wide open to create contact with the viewer.

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